Tadeus Reichstein


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Reichstein, Tadeus

(tädĕ`o͞osh rīkh`shtīn), 1897–1996, Swiss organic chemist, b. Vlotslavsk, Russia (now Włocławek, Poland), educated at the technical school in Zürich, where he also taught (1922–38) chemistry. He became (1938) head of the department of pharmacy at the Univ. of Basel, retiring in 1967. For his work on the hormones of the cortex of the adrenal glands he shared with Edward C. KendallKendall, Edward Calvin,
1886–1972, American biochemist, b. South Norwalk, Conn., grad. Columbia (B.S., 1908; Ph.D., 1910). At St. Luke's Hospital, New York City, he did research on the thyroid gland (1911–14).
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 and Philip S. HenchHench, Philip Showalter,
1896–1965, American physician, b. Pittsburgh, M.D. Univ. of Pittsburgh, 1920. Associated with the Mayo Foundation of the Univ. of Minnesota school of medicine after 1921, he was made head of the department of rheumatic diseases in 1926, began
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 the 1950 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine. Reichstein was also the first (1933) to synthesize ascorbic acid (vitamin C).
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The Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine was awarded jointly to Philip Showalter Hench of the Mayo Clinic; Edward Calvin Kendall, head of the Department of Biochemistry, Mayo Foundation, University of Minnesota; and Tadeus Reichstein of the University of Basel, Switzerland, for their research into the nature of suprarenal cortex hormones and the use of cortisone.
It is not surprising, then, that cortisone came to be accepted as a miracle medicine or that within two years Hench and Kendall, together with Swiss researcher Tadeus Reichstein, were sharing the Nobel Prize for medicine and physiology.